Police: Man, 68, killed in hit-and-run crash struck by four vehicles
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 4, 2014)—Authorities say an Indianapolis man killed in a hit-and-run crash Friday night was struck by four vehicles.
Police identified the victim Saturday as 68-year-old Michael Fink.
Officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department say Fink was walking eastbound on W. 34th Street from the Veterans of Foreign Wars building located near 34th Street and Moller Road around 8 p.m., when he attempted to cross the street. As he was crossing, police say he was struck by a silver vehicle driving eastbound. The vehicle fled the scene.
Authorities say Fink attempted to crawl before he was struck by a second vehicle, witnesses say. The vehicle was described to be a black SUV traveling eastbound on W. 34th Street. That vehicle also fled the scene.
A short time later, a third vehicle struck Fink and fled. Witnesses in the area described the third vehicle to be either a dark pickup truck or a light colored van. The fourth vehicle to strike Fink was a four-door, white car.
A witness flagged down an ambulance, but due to the severe injuries Fink sustained, he was pronounced dead on the scene.
“Everybody loved him, everybody loved him. He was my Purdue buddy. He rooted for Purdue when I rooted for Purdue, even though he was strictly Notre Dame,” said Kate Hundley, a friend of Fick.
Mikey, as he was known at the VFW, was someone who had a big heart and wasn’t just a friend. He was part of a family.
“He’s always gonna be in my heart, he will, in all of our hearts,” Hundley said.
Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact police at 317-327-6549. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous can submit tips through Central Indiana Crime Stoppers by calling 317-262-TIPS (8477).